Pride & Loyalty
TV Guide writes, “Could Pride & Loyalty be a contender at the upcoming Oscars?” ABC Soaps calls Pride & Loyalty “an engaging crime thriller” and tells their readers that they “will love a copy” of it. Soap Opera Digest calls the film's actors "daytime's finest" and pronounces the movie an “indie hit.” Pride & Loyalty is a smart, new film based on filmmaker/author/attorney Kenneth Del Vecchio's novel of the same name. The movie features an all-star cast, including:
Charles Durning (2-Time Academy/4-Time Golden/9-Time Emmy Award winner & nominee; 2008 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award recipient)
Mark Consuelos (My Super Ex-Girlfriend; The Pleasure of Your Company; The Great Raid; Hope & Faith; 1-800-Missing; 2002 Emmy Nominee)
Rebecca Budig (All My Children, Full Frontal Fashion- 2003, 2001 Emmy Nominee);
Gina Tognoni (Guiding Light, 2008 & 2006 Emmy Winner);
Nicol Paone (Heartbreak Kid, LOGO's Simply Sketch)
Marj Dusay (All My Children - 1995 Emmy Nominee)
John Bolger (One Life to Live)
Sonia Satra (Guiding Light & One Life to Live);
Joe Barbara (Another World & All My Children)
Andrew Napolitano ("Freedom Watch" - Fox News)
Gene Terinoni (HBO's The Wire)
PRIDE & LOYALTY, as described by Kenneth Del Vecchio on his novel's cover:
Where does Jake DeMitro's loyalty lie? When the lives of the people around him are laid on the line, this is the question he faces.
Jake DeMitro, an Ivy League law graduate, cannot maintain his relationship with his girlfriend Kelly Francini or concentrate on his prestigious position with the Prosecutor's Office. He suffers from an obsessive-compulsive personality and fights on a regular basis with his professional nemesis, Brian O'Leary. But that's not the cause of his struggles. Finding himself in the middle of an investigation of his father, Dr. Nick DeMitro, is what triggers his problems. And his situation worsens when his sister's murder is connected to the investigation.
Jake knows the Prosecutor's Office wants to nail his father as a drug kingpin and he learns the mafia wants to kill O'Leary. What will determine how he will react? Jake DeMitro, thrust into this world of moral dilemmas, can only focus on where his loyalties lie.
KENNETH DEL VECCHIO
Critically Acclaimed Filmmaker & Best-selling Author
Film Festival Chairman & former Judge
“As usual, Mr. Del Vecchio was larger than life.”
-The New York Times
Kenneth Del Vecchio is a critically acclaimed filmmaker who has written, produced and directed over 30 movies that star 100+ film and TV stars, including multiple Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees. His films are distributed through industry leaders such as Sony Pictures, NBC/Universal, Anchor Bay, Millennium Entertainment, Cinedigm, Screen Media Films, Vivendi Entertainment, Green Apple Entertainment, and E-1 Entertainment. He has starred in numerous movies, as well. Mr. Del Vecchio is founder and chairman of Hoboken International Film Festival, called by FOX, MY and other major media "One of the 10 Biggest Film Festivals in the World." He also is the author of some of the nation’s best-selling legal books, including criminal codebooks published by Prentice Hall and ALM. A best-selling criminal suspense novelist, he penned his first published novel at only 24-years-old. In addition, he is a frequent legal/political analyst on Fox News and other major networks, and he is the owner of the Criminal Law Learning Center, where he has taught thousands of police officers and lawyers…And he is a former Judge, who also has tried over 400 cases as a practicing criminal attorney.
Kenneth Del Vecchio’s filmography includes: The Life Zone, Scavenger Killers, An Affirmative Act, Price For Freedom, Rock Story, The Savant, Snapshot, Bleeding Hearts, Cries of the Unborn, Blue Lives Matter, O.B.A.M. Nude, Joker’s Wild, iMurders, Kinky Killers, The Grand Theft, Fake, Hospital Arrest, Renaissance Man, The Great Fight, 15 Rounds, Four Presidents, Puppets, Aberrant, Real Gangsters, Three Chris’s, Alone in the Dark 2, The Drum Beats Twice, Pride & Loyalty, Tinsel Town, Here and There, The Crimson Mask, and Rules For Men. His novels are Pride & Loyalty, Revelation in the Wilderness, and The Great Heist (his most recent novel). And his legal books include: Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes (national criminal codebook), New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes, New York Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes, and Test Prep Guide to Accompany New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice, with numerous others in the works.